DALLAS - The Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, recently launched a newly designed website (www.swd.usace.army.mil) that provides more information in a multimedia, easily navigable format. The result: more news in a more appealing design about the Southwestern Division's projects and programs that bring value to the nation.

"This new website gives us the ability to highlight some of the vital work being done by the Southwestern Division, our districts, and our sponsors," said Brig. Gen. Thomas W. Kula, SWD commander. "It is a great way for the public, the news media, and our partners to keep current on our activities and programs."

The site offers such features as a rotating image gallery, updated news releases, a library with division publications, presentations, fact sheets and other information, a search engine, and the ability to sign up for RSS feeds. It also has a special section that highlights the Division's relationship with sponsors and partners, as well as distinctive sections on special topics, such as civil works transformation and support for state water planning.

The site, which is part of a project to update all 58 Corps of Engineers websites, utilizes a new cloud-based system that allows the division to create a consistent look and feel and to deliver a richer end-user experience that makes use of audio, video and other web elements.

"Please visit us online-and we always welcome your feedback to make the site even better," said Kula.

A survey is available on the website itself or by visiting www.surveymonkey.com/s/X3VLD8K